The CSU party is pointing the finger at refugees to obscure the real issues. I’ve decided to take them on at the ballot box

I’m running as a Green candidate in the Bavarian state elections on 14 October 2018. This is completely new for me. For over a decade I worked as a news anchor and financial journalist in London. But in 2016 my husband and I decided to move the family base back to Germany and settle in a village just outside Munich, a two-hour drive from where I was born. That year was also the year of Brexit and Trump, which made me realise I wanted to get involved, and not just be a detached observer. I decided to enter politics, and joined the party most closely aligned with my concerns for the wellbeing of our planet.

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